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The Full Moon Moon is Saturday February 24. This is an apogee (or mini) Moon. Jupiter is low in the north-western sky but still dominates the early evening
sky. Venus is visible in the morning twilight near Mars. Mars  begins to climb away from Venus as the week progresses.

The Full Moon Moon is Saturday February 24.  This is an apogee (or mini) Moon, with apogee on the 26th.

Evening sky on Saturday, February 24 as seen from Adelaide at 21:29 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset). Jupiter is low above the north-western horizon.  The inset is the telescopic view at this time.

    

Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset).  

Morning
sky on Saturday, February 24 as seen from Adelaide at 06:00 ACDST, (60
minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen). Venus and Mars are close, but get progressively further apart over the week. The inset in the approximate telescopic view of Venus at this time.

 

Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).   

 

Whole sky on Saturday, February 24 as seen from Adelaide at 21:29 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset (click
to embiggen). Jupiter is low in the north-west.Orion is almost due north. Bright Sirius is high in  the eastern sky. Between the bright star
Canopus and the Southern Cross are a wealth of binocular objects to
discover.The full Moon will make them hard to see though.

 

   

 Elsewhere
in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).

 

 

Mercury is lost in the twilight.

Venus is in the morning twilight, it will now sink towards the horizon but will remain visible for all of February. Mars and Venus are close but draw apart.

Mars is rising in the morning twilight and moving away from Venus. 

Jupiter is highest around civil twilight and is now visible low in the early evening sky.

Saturn is lost in the twilight.

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